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  • Iran's Guard warns against polls unrest

    2013-05-20 10:23

    A senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guard has warned that his forces will be on watch for possible unrest after next month's presidential election.

  • Syrian clash centers on rebel-held town Qusair

    2013-05-20 10:23

    Opposition says new assaults may render peace efforts 'meaningless'.

  • Car bomb kills 8, injures 10 in Damascus

    2013-05-19 06:44

    At least three people were killed and five others wounded when a car bomb ripped through Damascus' district of Ruken Addien Saturday night, Syria's state TV said.

  • Roadside bomb killing 4 in Damascus

    2013-05-18 23:36

    A roadside bomb went off near a church in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Saturday, killing four people, witnesses told Xinhua.

  • Bombers target markets, mosque in Iraq

    2013-05-17 11:05

    Bombs tore through markets in Baghdad and a suicide attacker blew himself up in a mosque in northern Iraq in violence across the country that killed at least 25 people.

  • Bombs kill more than 35 across Iraq

    2013-05-16 10:21

    Bomb attacks in Shi'ite areas of Baghdad and in N Iraq killed more than 35 people, following weeks of violence by Sunni Islamist insurgents determined to unleash sectarian confrontation.

  • No concrete deal after Iran, IAEA meeting

    2013-05-16 08:11

    No concrete deal was made at the meeting between Iran and the UN nuclear watch dog in Vienna, while both sides agreed on more talks to finalize a nuclear inspection document.

  • Putin, Netanyahu hold talks on Syria

    2013-05-15 08:57

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the conflict in Syria as concerns grow about a spiraling death toll.

  • Kerry expects Syria negotiations to be held in June

    2013-05-14 21:55

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said here on Tuesday he expected a US-Russia-backed conference to take place in early June to negotiate a peaceful transition in Syria.

  • PLO calls for adding China to Mideast Quartet

    2013-05-14 21:22

    A Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) official on Tuesday called for expanding the Mideast Quartet peacemaking group to include China.

  • Syria suggests joint probe into blasts in Turkey

    2013-05-14 20:44

    The Syrian government on Tuesday suggested forming a Turkish-Syrian team to probe the recent deadly explosions in a Turkish border town.

  • Car bomb kills 3 outside hospital in Benghazi

    2013-05-14 10:39

    At least three people were killed and six others wounded after an explosion hit on Monday a hospital car park in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.